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ISO certification in the Scientific sector

Companies who work in the scientific industries will often have many regulatory requirements and have experienced significant adjustmentents over the past few years. These companies will specialise in providing an individualised service for customers, which requires a high degree of training and expertise. Activities may consist of dissemination, advancement, technology and application of scientific knowledge. From this, Research and Development, Scientific and technical education and training, and scientific and technological services are performed.

Why do companies operating in the science sector need ISO Certification?

With the nature of business within the Scientific  sector, ISO certification is vital to obtain. This is because of the seriousness and culture a business within this sector has on other businesses and the economy. One major requirement for Scientific companies is that processes, procedures and policies are all documented and consistently up to date. Additionally, how they are reflective of the business themselves. Companies who operate within this sector often impact the lives of customers and many different organisations, therefore the ISO certifications can be very impactful. Companies will need to be able to quickly identify areas for improvement and gaps in the current market while displaying quality control across the organisation. A lot of the requirements these companies will abide by, directly link with the ISO 9001 standard. Another area which is directly associated with Scientific companies is risk management. Through the implementation of ISO 9001, risks are analysed, controlled and consistently reviewed. This demonstrates that companies are looking to continuously improve and strive for growth.

Benefits of ISO in the science sector

  • Risk management & Crisis control

  • Daily consistency of operations

  • Improved efficiency

  • Improved quality of processes

  • Solidified supplier relationships

  • International recognition

Your routes to achieving ISO certification in the science sector

Certification supported by consultancy

This package is perfect if you are determined to gain your ISO certification on the first attempt. You will get full access to the Titan System, alongside support with our consultants including on-site visits and virtual meetings.


Self-managed ISO certification

This package is for clients who have adequate resources but want to be guided on achieving ISO certification. Full accessibility of the Titan System, with appropriate templates and training will be available. On hand virtual support is accessible.


It is not a requirement for Scientific companies to be ISO certified. Despite this, the end user of the product or service may require you to be certified. Therefore, for the sake of tenders, it can be best practice to at least be ISO 9001 certified.

As above, ISO 9001 certification is the most popular standard within Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities companies. This is the quality management standard which ensures a solidified framework for effectiveness of products. Additionally, ISO 27001, the Information Security standard can also be applied to this sector. This can provide your company with the ideal framework to set the control measures and objectives needed when introducing a new or improved ISMS. Finally, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 can also be applied, however these tend to be industry specific.

We have developed two pathways for ISO certification. Internally managed and supported by consultancy. This means that you can achieve certification in whichever way suits your company and current Management System. Our consultants have extensive experience in the ISO world and will be there to support you through the ISO journey. All requirements of the ISO standard will be in place and thoroughly checked prior to your external assessment.

The Cost of consultancy is very much dependent on the size and scope of your company. We will always offer a free visit to assess your company’s requirements and provide a no obligation quote based on this initial assessment together with an estimated completion date.

If we implement The Titan System, we will set up a fixed monthly subscription fee on a flexible rolling contract. Prices for both are available on request here.

Testimonials from our science clients

I am delighted to have just completed our SGS audit to upgrade to the latest ISO9001:2015 Standard, which has been a breeze. Mark and the team at Mark 1 Business Systems continue to rubber-stamp our processes, procedures and policies to ensure that our daily operations are entirely reflective of the quality that this standard requires. The Titan Quality Management System is a seriously impressive tool that combines every aspect of quality management within our organisation.

Since partnering with Mark 1 Business Systems to manage our QMS, we are proud that our ISO9001 accreditation is reflective of our operating culture, rather than a standard that we strive to achieve.

Oliver Caunt - Director, John Caunt Scientific

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